Please Do Not Humble the Proud

I live a fairly meager life.  For the most part I like it that way.  There are a few things that I would change up if I had the chance, but it is not up to me for most of that.  But I can honestly say that I am a proud man. Yep… Very proud.  Keep reading and I think you’ll see why I don’t think I am in trouble.

I am extremely proud…

…of my wife.  She is an amazing woman and God’s grace bundled up in a cute little package.  She is raising and teaching our three beautiful children that are here with us.  She is studying diligently and amazes me every time I walk in the door of our house.

…of my kids.  They are truly a heritage from the Lord.  Each with their own personality, they love to love and love to serve and be big helpers.  They are as brilliant as their mom-mom and equally as beautiful.

But mostly, I am extremely proud…

…of my Jesus.  He loves me through the most difficult situations (which seem to be a constant for me) and is always there.  Jesus shows me through his life how I am not worthy to be called his own, but that he made a way through his love and sacrifice that I am made new.  That means the world to me.  Outside of God, I am nothing but a dirtbag. (literally, a pile of dust).  God makes me who I am.  Without him I am a sinful, junk-box of hatred and utter grossness.  Without God’s love I would have no clue as to love my wife and kids…or others for that matter.  I can honestly say that the people who do not understand love….do not understand the love that is waiting for them.  I am glad that I was called out on October 22, 2002 and realized that I was so far away from God even though I was serving in church.

And by the way, I cannot claim that I know everything there is to know about God’s love.  I hope I never figure it all out…and I do not think I have to worry about it.  God is so much bigger than my little sin-shaped box of a mind.  Each day, God reveals more and more about His desire for me and the love that He has for us.

So I guess, in the middle of all of the thanksgiving and proudness that I have for God and my family I am already humbled.

Well, there you go.  Enjoy your kids and family.  Yes, even the ones that get on your last nerve.  Happy Holidays, folks.


Author: ProdigalMike

Follower of Jesus Christ. Husband of one woman. Father of four. Worshipper. God has been continually molding me into a worship leader over the last 21 years. I am on a musical journey with my family to become more like Christ. Join in!

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